Insects love me . . .

It is summer time, here in the South, and that means that all the creep-crawlies come out.

And they love me.  Don't ask me why, but I get bit by more bugs - and fortunately, without ill effects.  Just a week ago, while shooting a wedding, I got bit on the knuckle of my thumb while photographing "the kiss" at a wedding.

And ticks?  I ensure my dogs and cat take Comfortis for flea and tick prevention.  Which means, upon finding an inhospitable host with them, ticks jump off them and glom onto me.  Usually, I discover them before they attach but not always.

Meh.  It happens.  And bugs don't scare me (fish, dark water, heights, and realistic animatronic dinosaurs, sure, but not bugs, or even snakes).  But while counting up my bites in the shower this morning, I remembered a short film I had made a couple of years back.


And I'd like to think Mr. Brad Paisley wrote this one for me . . .

Christmas 2015 - the no snow edition . . .

Welp, all hopes for a white Christmas are gone this year in East Tennessee, especially driven home last night as I woke up at 2:00 am to the sound of booming thunder and torrential rain.

That is why I decided to make this short video as a sort of Christmas card.  I used still images - mostly my two dogs, Mac (orange collar, morose look) and Sam (blue collar, meth lab) - and applied what is called the parallax effect or 2.5d animation to add some subtle movement to the pictures and make them appear as if they are slow motion clips.

I hope you enjoy it!

Merry Christmas to all!  May 2016 be filled with health, happiness, and holiness for our world!